Sunday, 26 February 2017

Medical Marijuana Appears to Be Beneficial: Study

Legal access to medical marijuana for medical, or other purpose is growing at a fast rate in the U.S. So far, the total number of states that have approved recreational use of this drug has reached to 28.

Researchers know that the leaves of marijuana herb contain Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is highly responsible for psychoactive effects. Medically, cannabis is regarded as a great alternate for physical ailments, such as arthritis and cancer symptoms. Cannabis is also prescribed to treat mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety.


According to a report, chronic pain is also added to the list of qualifying medical conditions to obtain the cannabis drug. The list is not elongated just like that. A thorough review of the scientific literature was conducted to take decision that this drug can offer certain benefits to the patients suffering from chronic pain. Medical marijuana is already helping several patients across the U.S. and adding chronic pain to the list of qualifying medical conditions will let patients take benefit of this drug, strengthening the medical marijuana program.

If people take cannabis as a replacement for regular medications, dramatic public health benefits are likely to be seen. Therefore, we should encourage each other to think about medical marijuana in a new way, something that is  acceptable to all in a responsible way.

Even after offering several health benefits, the role marijuana herb can play in the humanity medicine chest remains murky. One of the reasons is that most of the studies have focused on its illicit use rather than its medicinal potential because marijuana is still classified as a schedule 1 drug. This is also the reason that finding cannabis dispensary in Los Angeles, for example, is a cumbersome task.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

MMJ Card – Must For Marijuana Treatment, How You Could Get this?

In the recent times, the term marijuana has gained more popularity than anything else and this time the reason is completely different. Before going further, all you need to know is what is marijuana? So, for your information it is nothing, but is a plant which was earlier known as a drug plant whose parts mainly the leaves were used for intoxication because those contain Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a psychoactive component. Due to the over consumption of marijuana many people had lost their lives, which was one of the reasons that pushed the US government to put a complete ban on its use.

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Later it was found in the research that THC holds medicinal properties and could be used for the treatment of harmful diseases like cancer and AIDS. The process of using marijuana for medical purposes is known as medical marijuana (MMJ). This forced the state governments of many US states to lift the ban, however, there are some rules and regulations and every individual interested in this treatment has to follow those. To visit any of the medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles you need an MMJ card. Obtaining an MMJ card is not an easy job because you have to get your physician's permission in written.

For that you have to convince him/her that you are not getting any relief from the treatment he/she gives you. Once your physician feels that your condition is bit serious and only marijuana can lessen your pain, then he/she grants you the permission. After getting your physician's permission you will be issued an MMJ card using which you can visit any MMJ clinic or dispensary. However, your treatment will be started only after examining your health condition.